On April 15, 2013, Jennifer Kauffman was standing approximately 15 feet from the finish line bombing at the 117th Boston Marathon. She was one of at least 264 people who was seriously injured. Jennifer was at the height of her career. She had just come off her best year in business – recently signed a publishing deal with Balboa Press to launch her first book – when life threw her an unexpected and horrific curveball. She literally felt ‘shattered’ as a result of the bombings.
Despite suffering severe physical and emotional injuries from the blast, she eventually shed her survivor’s guilt and mental scars, and began a journey of deep healing. Aiming to heal herself naturally of this and past traumas, her mission became one of searching out effective support and treatment options, which she shares in this remarkable book.
She left behind her fear, panic, anxiety, and rage. And she found gratitude, hope, and even forgiveness for the terrorist. As Shattered shows us, we can bury trauma and allow it to make us sick, or we can tackle it head-on and find a place of healing. By uniting mind, body, and spirit, it is possible to transform trauma into a source of inspiration and strength. Jennifer is an award-winning results coach, inspirational speaker and recently named executive producer of the documentary A New Leash on Life: The K9s for Warriors Story. This inspirational film sheds light on veterans returning from war with PTSD and the real struggles they face re-entering into civilian life. This film is near and dear to Jennifer’s heart because of the struggles she faced suffering from PTSD after the Boston Marathon bombing. In 2017, Jennifer received the Quilly award for her contributions in Jack Canfield ’s best-selling book, Mastering the Art of Success.
Jennifer was inducted into the National Academy of Experts, Writers, and Speakers in 2016 and in 2011 she was awarded the Stars 40 Under 40 award as an emerging leader in her community. Jennifer enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, traveling the world, outdoor adventures, attending transformational seminars and workshops, reading and writing, as well as giving back to charitable organizations that make a profound difference in the lives of others.
“Through my work with the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, The Success Principles, and my Breakthrough to Success training program, I have been exposed to many different people who have been on the path of self-improvement. Jennifer Kauffman and her book stand out–as a woman who has endured several traumatic experiences in her life, she has discovered a way to rise above these tribulations as a stronger, more resilient human being. Jennifer has written an inspiring and empowering book on overcoming trauma. She is a living example of how it is possible to heal naturally from trauma and go from merely surviving to thriving in life. Jennifer’s wisdom and insights will help you on your journey of healing trauma and to move forward and live a life you love.”
–Jack Canfield – Co-creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series and author of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
“Jennifer Kauffman’s Shattered is more than just a gripping true-life story. It is an informative and self-empowering presentation on the new science of behavioral epigenetics. Epigenetics reveals how images in the mind are translated by the brain into neurochemistry that, in turn, directly controls genetics and behavior. Jennifer’s engaging life story illuminates the science of how our thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs directly control our inner health and outer life experiences. Shattered’s story and insights offer a valuable opportunity to acquire the personal empowerment necessary to become the master of your fate rather than be the ‘victim’ of your life experiences.”
–Bruce H. Lipton, PhD
Cell biologist and lecturer, and internationally recognized leader in the “new” biology bridging the body-mind-spirit trinity. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and coauthor of Spontaneous Evolution.
“Shattered is a beacon of light and hope that the inner and outer resources for recovery from trauma and real healing are possible with persistence and determination. Jennifer’s courageous journey is inspirational and heartening–highly recommended!”
–Eileen Day McKusick
Founder of Biofield Tuning and author of Tuning the Human Biofield
“Shattered is perhaps one of the most important books a person suffering from trauma could ever read. This book is about rising above trauma, discovering who you are along the way, and learning how to create a life you love! Jennifer Kauffman inspires, encourages, and empowers us to realize that no matter how difficult life can be at times, it is possible to rise above like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Shattered is a must-read book.”
–Deborah Sandella, PhD, RN
Award-winning psychotherapist, founder of the groundbreaking RIM method, and #1 international bestselling author of Goodbye, Hurt & Pain: 7 Simple Steps to Health, Love, and Success
“Shattered is not only a gripping narrative of Jennifer’s experience being approximately 15 feet away from where the bomb exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, but an even more gripping narrative of the trauma she endured living with survivor’s guilt and the painful scars that nobody could see. The miracle is that she was able to transform the trauma into a gift she has given to us all inside the pages of this amazing book.”
–Debra Poneman Bestselling author, founder of Yes to Success, Inc., and cofounder of Your Year of Miracles, LLC
“Jennifer Kauffman has written an inspiring book on an inspiring journey. She emphasizes a message that we all need to hear, namely, that not all afflictions are visible. This, of course, makes them no less real. By pointing this out, Jennifer has done us all a great service. She’s truly one of my heroes and heroines!”
International seminar leader and former prime-time talk show host, KABC Radio, Los Angeles
“We’ve all had times when our lives turned upside down. How do we avoid becoming a victim? How do we rebound? Jennifer’s inspiring story offers a practical path for us all.”
–Pete Bissonette – President of Learning Strategies